Find fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute. Check out the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in the capital this Friday. The weekend starts here...
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Like Feast, the street food festival? Then you’re gonna love its offspring – a wintry makeover with seasonal dishes from favourite vendors like Le Bao and Bull & Rancher, plus warming drinks, set among Christmas trees, sparkly lights, and yuletide decor. There’s a heated seating area and blankets, too, but once you’ve refuelled we doubt
you’ll need them.
Thirty-four years ago, photographer David Bailey released his book 'NW1': a series of images of Camden and Primrose Hill, where he had lived for decades. At that time, the area was in a state of crumbling disrepair – hard to imagine for those who know this swanky location now. To tie in with the book's re-printing, publishers HENI are holding an exhibitions of these poignant images form yesteryear.Read more
2016 marks the 150th anniversary of celebrated children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, who was a frequent visitor to the museum where she would often sit and sketch. This exhibition celebrates the date with artworks, original sketches and her earliest published works on show.Read more
This annual exhibition showcases the glorious neon works of the late Chris Bracey who created God's Own Junkyard in Walthamstow. Visitors can also find pieces by his son Marcus Bracey which are available to buy. Check the Lights of Soho website for opening times.Read more
It's back! Oh, how we have missed it so. Moved from its base at the Scala to this, its new Camden home and still following the footsteps of Guilty Pleasures and the Erection Section, this sell-out night is where the ballads rule and the more key changes, big hair and rocking out you can do, the better you'll be for it. If you're a fan of '80s power ballads and glam rock bands, then here's your bad perm-shaped calling.Read more
These guys won't be getting sued for a misleading title - this furiously funky and free event at Peckham's Bussey Building is a melting pot of groove gold, with the focus firmly on the dancefloor and having plenty of fun. Host Jazzheadchronic – the dude behind the South London Soul Train – is joined by a range of guests to keep the party fresh and funky.Read more
Hard-hitting party crew Jungle Splash – who've been going strong for over two decades – throw some immense parties, always full of blitzing breaks and banging basslines. Scene-leading DJs and from jungle, D&B and more usually lead the charge and there are various great one-offs, incuding boat parties, terrace events and all-day affairs. Get involved!Book now Read more
One of the many sour points of Soho institution Madame Jojo's closing at the end of 2014 was the initial loss of much-loved mid-week club night White Heat. But after a storming NYE party, WH has settled at a new home at iconic north London music boozer and venue The Lexington. The White Heat crew have secured a weekly Friday night residency at the pub, featuring the same intoxicating mix of alternative dancefloor tracks of all shapes, spun by residents but with plety of special guest DJs and live bands thrown in to the mix: previous guests have included Daniel Avery, Factory Floor, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Cyril Hahn, so you're in safe hands.Read more
Childhood pals Ollie Knights and Gayle Parijanian, once pioneers of the so-called New Acoustic Movement, get together for another night of impassioned folk revival. They’ll be playing songs from their latest album ‘Lost Property’, which doesn’t deviate too much from the easygoing template they’ve laid down since 1999.Book now Read more
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The Dalloway Terrace
This outdoor terrace at the Bloomsbury Hotel looks like it will work well whatever the weather – it's covered and heated, and its good-looking interior goes heavy on the flora all year round. It feels a mile away from the Great Russell Street traffic around the corner. The focus is on cocktails, with crowd-pleasing classics present and correct. There's an interesting selection of non-alcoholic cocktails too, made in conjunction with the Rare Tea Company. Expect options such as a Mintea Collins (lemongrass tea, ginger, apple, pear and Fever-Tree soda water) and a Berry Warming (rooibos tea, pomegranate juice, spiced blackberry and raspberry shrub, almond syrup and marmalade). A short food menu features dishes such as grilled tiger prawns with harissa aioli and lime, and arancini with wild mushroom, black truffle and mozzarella. Keep an eye out for afternoon tea, too.